Potato Pancakes


  • 3 pounds of potatoes, peeled and shredded
  • 3 Tbs flour
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 grated onion optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil


  • Remove as much moisture as you can from the grated potatoes. You can use a salad spinner or squeeze them by the handful then wrap in paper towels. Just an FYI, in an effort to be more "green" I used a regular kitchen towel once and the brown stains never came out. The salad spinner works as well as anything.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan while you mix up the rest. Use enough to cover the bottom of the pan and be about 1/4" deep. 
  • After removing as much liquid as possible, combine the potatoes with the other ingredients.
  • When the oil is hot, drop the potatoes by the large spoonful into the oil, pressing with a spatula to flatten a bit. Let fry until nicely browned on the bottom, then turn and cook the other side. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels.